Friday, December 26, 2014

Decadent Magic Bar Brownies

Happy Holidays, Everyone!!
Hope you made it home from college safely and are enjoying the festivities without getting to caught up in the aftermath of shopping and stressors of gift returns.

Try baking this simple, but decadent, version of brownies and create some magic by sharing them with a neighbor, your family, or old friends while shooting the breeze rather than getting road rage at the mall. 

College-level cooking and mixing. Delicious way to raise the bar on the common ol' brownie.
Great for the upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations. Make a batch today!

(Adapted for college baking from Real Simple by using Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix rather than making from scratch)

Decadent Magic Brownie Bars

8" x 8" Pyrex
Parchment Paper 
Mixing Bowl

Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
1 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
3. Mix brownie mix according to instructions.

4. Line pyrex dish with parchment paper in criss-cross fashion with paper over-lapping the sides! 

5. Pour brownie mix into prepared dish.

6. Bake until just beginning to set, approx 25-30 min.
7. While brownies are baking, combine coconut, almonds, chocolate chips and condensed milk.

8. Once brownies set, gently distribute coconut mixture on top. 
9. Bake another 15 minute until brownies done (a toothpick or knife should come out clean) and coconut golden brown.

10. Once completely cooled, use the edges of parchment paper to lift the entire brownie out of the dish! 

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